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Athletics-Netherlands' Hassan breaks women's mile world record

Reuters | Zurich | Updated: 13-07-2019 01:14 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 01:13 IST
Athletics-Netherlands' Hassan breaks women's mile world record
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Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the 23-year-old women's mile world record on Friday when she clocked four minutes 12.33 seconds, beating the 4:12.56 set by Russia's Svetlana Masterkova in Zurich in 1996.

Hassan looked to be off the pace in the rarely-run event but finished strongly to set the new mark.


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